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ApparatusThe Board of Directors of South Lane County Fire & Rescue have elected to place an Equipment Bond on the ballot for the 2015 November General Election.

The proposed bond will generate an estimated 2.6 Million dollars. The plan is to purchase a much needed ladder truck and replace two aging fire engines and also purchase two water tenders.

Replacing the current, aged out fleet provides safer, up to date apparatus with firefighting capabilities not currently available. These fleet upgrades will directly impact fire protection in the entire fire district.

FACTS: General Obligation Bond

5 ½ year term

Estimated rate is $0.30/$1000 of assessed value

Estimated Total Revenue: 2.6 million

Impact: $30 per $100,000

Click HERE for a .pdf of the bond planning schedule. 

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Due to the increased wet weather over the past week, the following fire precautions are now in effect in the borders of the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Fire District.

 Gas and charcoal briquette barbecues are allowed, as long as they are not on or adjacent to dry/dead grass, brush or trees. Barbeques must be attended to at all times; and a hose, shovel, or fire extinguisher must be present.

 Small ceremonial, cooking, or warming type fires are permitted in fire rings; as long as they are not on or adjacent to dry/dead grass brush or trees. Fires must be attended to at all times; and a hose, shovel, or fire extinguisher must be present.

 Bon fires are not permitted.

 Open burning of yard debris is not permitted.

 Power Equipment; such as mowers, weed eaters, tillers etc. may only be used until 1:00 PM.

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SLCFR is pleased to announce, beginning at 0700 Tuesday September 1st, the district has increased staffing in Creswell with the addition of a second 24/7 career position.The Creswell station will now have two career positions consisting of a Captain/Paramedic and an Engineer/Paramedic, supplemented by Resident Volunteers.

SLCFR has also been able to increase the daily staffing of career personnel from 5 to 6 district wide. 

This was made possible by voter support of the 2012 Operational Levy of $0.47/$1000. We would like to thank our communities and residents for their continued support of the District.

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South Lane County Fire and Rescue Board of Directors will be holding a Bond Committee Meeting September 2nd at 7:00 pm at Station 2-1 located at 233 E. Harrison Ave Cottage Grove, OR 97424.

Effective at 1100 AM on August 18, 2015, and in conjunction an Oregon Department of Forestry issued closedown order, invoking Industrial Fire Precaution Order (IFPL) Level 4, in accordance with ORS 477.625, ORS 477.670, and OAR 629-043-0070. This order states that no activities are permitted at any time on all lands protected by the Western Lane and East Cascade Districts of ODF, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

Due to the current fire weather forecasts, and to bring the entire district into the same precaution level, as Fire Chief I am issuing the following emergency order:

Effective at 1100 AM on August 18, 2015, in accordance with ORS 478.960, I hereby order the following restrictions for all lands protected by South Lane County Fire and Rescue:

1. No open flames are allowed out of doors, including no campfires, warming fires, cooking fires, or ceremonial fires. Fires are prohibited at all campgrounds and other sites with developed fire pits. Gas powered barbeques are allowed, but are restricted to use on hard, non-flammable surfaces such as patios and driveways, or green irrigated lawns.

2. No power equipment such as mowers, chain saws, stump grinders, etc. may be operated on or near dry grass, brush, or trees at any time, EXCEPT that mowing of green, irrigated lawns is allowed.

3. No smoking outside of buildings or vehicles in any area with dry grass, brush, or trees.

4. No operation of welding or metal cutting equipment out of doors in any area with dry grass, brush, or trees.

5. All logging operations, including power saws, cable yarders, and tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations are prohibited.

6. All construction operations involving dozers or graders are restricted to streets or roads, developed building sites, or other areas of non-flammable surfaces.

7. Any other spark-emitting operation not specifically mentioned is prohibited out of doors.

These restrictions will continue until such time as the current high temperatures and low humidity weather conditions permit the lifting of this emergency order.

John Wooten

Fire Chief

 

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